The long and winding road towards changing France’s cannabis laws
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The long and winding road towards changing France’s cannabis laws

A group of French MPs has called for cannabis to be legalised in a report - just the latest in a series of twists and turns from the nation that has some of the toughest laws but the largest number of cannabis users in Europe. James Harrington looks at France's complicated relationship with the drug.

VIDEO: Why CBD cannabis health shops are blossoming all over France

VIDEO: Why CBD cannabis health shops are blossoming all over France

Is France moving towards legalising cannabis for recreational purposes?

Is France moving towards legalising cannabis for recreational purposes?

French economists tell government to legalise cannabis to bring in extra €2.8bn

French economists tell government to legalise cannabis to bring in extra €2.8bn

Is France about to legalise cannabis?

Is France about to legalise cannabis?

‘Absurd’ not to consider legalising medicinal cannabis says French PM

‘Absurd’ not to consider legalising medicinal cannabis says French PM

Cannabis kids: passive intoxication among French children triples

Cannabis kids: passive intoxication among French children triples

France charges three cannabis ‘coffee shop’ managers after raids

France charges three cannabis ‘coffee shop’ managers after raids

Paris: Cannabis ‘coffee shops’ raided and closed by police

Paris: Cannabis ‘coffee shops’ raided and closed by police

French authorities open probe into Paris’ new cannabis-selling ‘coffee shop’

French authorities open probe into Paris’ new cannabis-selling ‘coffee shop’

What’s the story behind the new cannabis-selling ‘coffee shops’ in Paris?

What’s the story behind the new cannabis-selling ‘coffee shops’ in Paris?

French baby hospitalized after eating parents’ cannabis

French baby hospitalized after eating parents’ cannabis

France gives final go-ahead for medical cannabis testing programme

France gives final go-ahead for medical cannabis testing programme

France to slash fines for pot smokers amid rise in cannabis use

France to slash fines for pot smokers amid rise in cannabis use

French police find €12 million cannabis haul in Channel Tunnel

French police find €12 million cannabis haul in Channel Tunnel

French police destroy ‘work of art’ thinking it was illegal cannabis plantation

French police destroy ‘work of art’ thinking it was illegal cannabis plantation

France to scrap prison terms for cannabis users

France to scrap prison terms for cannabis users

The French village with more cannabis plants than people

The French village with more cannabis plants than people

France has highest (number of) teen cannabis smokers

France has highest (number of) teen cannabis smokers

French cops find €2m of cannabis in truck’s tank

French cops find €2m of cannabis in truck’s tank

Over seven tonnes of cannabis seized in Paris

Over seven tonnes of cannabis seized in Paris

French baby tests positive for cannabis

French baby tests positive for cannabis

Butcher gets jail term for cannabis cake prank

Butcher gets jail term for cannabis cake prank

French drug dealer held for giving free samples

French drug dealer held for giving free samples

French police seize six tonnes of cannabis

French police seize six tonnes of cannabis

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards

Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis laws

Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis laws

Alarming rise in drug use among French teens

Alarming rise in drug use among French teens

Baby in French town swallows dad’s cannabis

Baby in French town swallows dad’s cannabis

Drugs: French seizures of khat and cannabis soar

Drugs: French seizures of khat and cannabis soar

French pot smokers mob scientists for sight study

French pot smokers mob scientists for sight study

Hydrangea high: Is a new drug coming to France?

Hydrangea high: Is a new drug coming to France?

‘First ever’ bill proposes legal cannabis in France

‘First ever’ bill proposes legal cannabis in France

France’s ‘top cop’ Manuel Valls admits smoking pot

France’s ‘top cop’ Manuel Valls admits smoking pot

French law on pot-based medicine takes effect

French law on pot-based medicine takes effect

Leading French cannabis activist handed jail term

Leading French cannabis activist handed jail term

‘Cannabis clubs are the solution, not the problem’

‘Cannabis clubs are the solution, not the problem’

French weed users register ‘cannabis clubs’

French weed users register ‘cannabis clubs’

French court rejects sick man’s cannabis plea

French court rejects sick man’s cannabis plea

No joke: Cannabis prank lands two in hospital

No joke: Cannabis prank lands two in hospital

Burglary victim held as thieves swipe her pot

Burglary victim held as thieves swipe her pot

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Education Minister ‘for legalization’ of cannabis

French police toast record cannabis haul

French police toast record cannabis haul

Cannabis plants found in French prison garden

Cannabis plants found in French prison garden

Daily smokers increase in France

Daily smokers increase in France

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Girl’s teddy stuffed with cannabis

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Huge cannabis stash found in Paris car park

Prof who offered cannabis sent to jail

Prof who offered cannabis sent to jail

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French police make big cannabis hauls

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Row as minister calls for cannabis ban to end

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Man shot dead over cannabis theft